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Amy Review: A Disease-Ridden Corpse of a Game

Is the Resident Evil series just a little too action-packed for your tastes today? Was your last trip to Silent Hill not the homecoming you thought you wanted? In other words, do you miss old-fashioned survival horror like your undead grandma used to make?

Amy, a new downloadable title from developer VectorCell and publisher Lexis Numerique, wants to fill that void. But take my advice, treat Amy like the disease-ridden zombies you’ll be fighting throughout the game and run away as fast as you can. (more…)

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Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Crysis 2, a lot more added to PS Store

Ever since launching their “PS3 Full Games” section of the PlayStation Store, Sony has been filling it with the PS3’s biggest and best Blu-ray disc games. And today is no different.

Last Fall’s Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection has been a big hit with gamers. But if you preferred one more than the other, Sony is giving you that option by splitting the collection up into two separate downloads. And that’s just the beginning of what was added to the PlayStation Store yesterday.

Hit the jump for the full list. (more…)

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XBLA Today: Amy, Choplifter HD

One of today’s Xbox Live Arcade additions should be familiar to anyone who checked out the PlayStation Network update yesterday. While another will debut on the XBLA today before making its way to that other download service next week.

Choplifter HD (which is also available on the PSN) can now be downloaded from the XBLA for 1200 Micorsoft Points ($15). The game, which is an HD remake of an Atari 2600 classic, puts players in the shoes of a rescue pilot:

In Choplifter HD, players take on the role of an up and coming rescue pilot asked to join the elite, international helicopter rescue team. Pilots will be trained to command a variety of helicopters with offensive capabilities including missiles and mini-guns, as well as a very vocal co-pilot. Combining reality with elements of fantasy, the more than 30 rescue missions will range from captured military prisoner extraction to saving survivors of viral outbreaks.

Meanwhile, Amy (which will give PS3 owners some undead deja vu next week) is now available to download from the XBLA for 800 Microsoft Points ($10):

The city is infected! Walking corpses sniff the air, flaring out anything still alive. There is only one thing keeping you from running for your life. A special little girl holds your hand… You’re not going anywhere without her. Amy offers you a tense, innovative and immersive experience in survival horror gaming. Play two original characters who alone are desperately fragile, but united become a force capable of confronting the denizens of a living hell. Get ready to become infected.

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Amy dated and priced, with a twist

New survival horror game Amy has been dated and priced… well, kind of. The developers, VectorCell and Lexis Numérique announced that it would be released on January 10 on the PSN for $12.99, and on January 11 on the XBLA for $10/800 Microsoft Points.

Why the disparity in price? According to José Sanchis, CEO of Lexis Numérique:

“We decided to have a new approach to digital distribution by proposing heavy content at a very reasonable price because we believe price is a key issue, especially during hard economic times. Indeed, we believe Amy could have been sold a little bit higher. However, the issue we have to deal with is that a price in MS points doesn’t have the same value in all countries. Indeed, because of fluctuations between the dollar and the euro, 800 MS points are currently worth $10 in the US but €10 in Europe, which is about $12.8. As we have the same price in MS Points in all countries, there will be a difference of pricing whatever decision we make between countries and/or platforms. The pricing scheme we announced enables everyone to buy the game at a reasonable price with great value for the money, with an even greater deal for the XBLA gamers who indeed have it cheaper.”

The company currently has a poll on their Facebook page asking the community to vote on whether or not they should change the PSN price to $9.99, adding in that the PSN version will be delayed “at least one week” if the community votes to change the price.

This entire thing just seems silly to me, and smacks of shadiness. But the game does look really good, so I hope the community votes to lower the PSN price.

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